(1)Work: Work at least one hour a day on something.
(2) Learn: Read or study
at least one hour each day
(3)Heal: Exercise or walk
at least thirty minutes each day. Healing resources. some usefull links we have put together in a group effort..
This is to keep your mental and physical energy
focused. Benjamin Franklin wrote about this.
The Work of the Intellectual in an Era of Total Commitment
Franklin started one of the first lending libraries.
There is probably one near you.
Vitality level = Exercise/Fat Intake (from
Fred A. Wolf's book The Body Quantum)
(2) Learn: Read or study at least one hour each day
(3)Heal: Exercise or walk at least thirty minutes each day.
Healing resources. some usefull links we have put together in a group effort..
Benjamin Franklin had a similar set of precepts: Franklin's precepts
(If you have trouble with one of these three steps, consult your physician.
or go to the Preliminary 3 Step Program)
Featuring the Stoic Flowchart:
 Worried?: Is it your responsibility" No : then stop worrying about it----->go to  YES : then do something------------------->go to   Bored? : then you forgot to do something:---------->go to   Depressed: Then you need to set some goals. set short range and long range goals then go to ---------------------->  Epictetus says that since certain matters are usually not in your control, you need not worry about them. Which things are in your control can be decided by using logic and reason. Ciritcal thinking should be used to evaluate decisions. --->go to   The three step program:
Beyond the three step program: Voluntary Simplicity, "Doing more with less"
Proposed grades of advancement in Metaphysics Anonymous:
listing from highest to lowest:
Humanitarian...on the 3 step program , reads or writes about meta-issues, volunteers time or money to worthy causes Humanist.......on the 3 step program, reads or writes about meta-issues, Intellectual...on the 3 step program, writes about issues Liberal........on the 3 step program, reads about issues knows "left" from "right" Normal.........on the preliminary 3 step program  Criminal.......no visible agenda Demented.......qualifies for medical treatment with major meds.
note  Preliminary 3 Step Program
(1) Get up in the morning.
(2) Put your shoes and socks on.
(3) Eat something from a plate once a day.
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